Reprimand reversed for 'doctor denial' GP

WA GP Dr Trevor Hoffman had been reprimanded and fined $1000 by the Medical Board of Australia, which found he had acted improperly in the course of his medical practice when he told the woman he was not a doctor on the morning of 1 December, 2009.

But a WA State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) review found the correct decision was to caution Dr Hoffman and that both the reprimand and fine were, in all the circumstances of the case, excessive and unwarranted.

The tribunal heard the woman had brought her son to the Ellenbrook Medical Centre for treatment but arrived before a doctor was available and

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